Only 27 overs play possible on the second day

Kochi: Maharashtra were 217 for 4 in their first innings, on the second day of their four-day Ranji trophy Plate League Group B match against Kerala, at the Jawaharlal Nehru International stadium here on Thursday.

At close of play S D Adhitkor was batting on 59 and R H Motwani batting on 31.

Only 27 overs play was possible due to the wet condition of the outfield and bad light towards the end of the day.

Resuming at their overnight score of 150 for 3, Maharashtra received an early jolt when Ankit Bavane, departed after adding just four runs to his overnight 26, to medium pacer Sony Cheruvathur.

RH Motwani, joined overnight Sangram Adhitkor (38 not out) and they slowly consolidated their position with a fighting unbroken 63-runs fifth wicket partnership.

Adhitkor, had so far struck five boundaries and had faced 169 deliveries while Motwani faced 87 deliveries and hit 3 boundaries.

Sony Cheruvathur was the successful bowlers for Kerala claiming 2 for 73.

Brief Scores: Maharashtra (first innings) (N Paradar 45, S Banae 30, S Adhitkor batting 59, R H Motwani batting 31, S Cheruvathur 2/73).